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Cops don’t need Meena

delhi Updated: Jan 19, 2009 00:14 IST
HT Correspondent

Police do not need Laxmi Narayan Meena, the former bank employee first to be arrested in the DDA scam, any more for the probe.

The economic offences wing (EOW) probing the case told a city court on Sunday it did not need Meena’s custody any more.

Meena, arrested on January 9 from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu, was in police custody for eight days. The EOW registered a case against Meena under several sections of the penal code after the complaint of one Raghuvir Singh, a fellow villager whose details were used to fill up a form.

Police took him to various places in Rajasthan from where documents and 75 blank cheques were seized. Meena has named four people. He has been sent to judicial custody till January 31.

“We are trying to locate those he named. We took him to the successful applicants in Rajasthan and all of them identified him. The villagers told us that he along with two others had come to their house and collected their information. They made the villagers sign blank documents,” a police officer said.

“He told us Deepak Kumar came to Rajasthan with Suresh Kumar Meena and promised him money to provide information about STs. Being a local leader he used his connections to get the details,” the officer added.